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National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

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The National Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in suburban Green Bay.The museum is one of the oldest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nation's railroad history. It was founded in 1956 by community volunteers in Green Bay. Throughout its history, patron contributions have continued to create one of the largest railroad preservation institutions in the United States.The National Railroad Museum has a large collection of rolling stock and spanning more than a century of railroading and a number of historic locomotives, including an Aerotrain, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017 (One of the world's largest steam locomotive types), and British Railways Class A4 No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower (ex-London & North Eastern Railway No. 4496 Golden Shuttle) and train used by the Supreme Allied Commander and his staff in the United Kingdom and continental Europe during World War II.In addition to the rolling stock, there is a museum building housing a wide variety of railroad artifacts, an archive, and photography gallery. There is also a standard gauge track around the perimeter of the grounds. There is also an 80ft high wooden observation tower with views of the river and Green Bay. The museum hosts an annual Day Out with Thomas event, where Thomas the Tank Engine pulls young friends past the exhibited rolling stock.
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TripAdvisor
  • The place was fun to look at and see the trains. We got a ticket to ride and the train staff was very rude. They treated the adults with respect but we're crabby with each other and mean toward the ki...  more »
  • Those willing to take the time can really learn about the railroad rise influence on commerce in the US. There's plenty to see and experience for kids but they won't likely be interested in patiently ...  more »
  • The Museum has very nice displays of train cars and locomotives inside. The outside displays certainly need to be refurbished but I understand it would take several thousand dollars to to refurbish ju...  more »
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  • It has something for young and old. It's safe for kids to climb on the big engines (as marked). There is a nice play area in the gift shop. There are trains in the shed outdoors, not in pristine condition but worth looking at.
  • Really a neat place to check it out. Something different, a little walking and climbing but fun
  • Awesome museum. Tons of great stuff to look at. Plenty of trains you can walk through too. I loved the old GM designed one outside.
  • My son loves this place. Always a good time, plenty of activities and special events.
  • Nice collection of railroad history. Includes a big boy and a gg1. Nice railroad plate collection as well. Lots of other items as well.